Staff Design Engineer - LEAP Engine Program

GE Aerospace



West Chester, PA


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GE Aerospace

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Job Description

Job Title: Staff Design Engineer - LEAP Engine Program

Role Summary/Purpose:

Ready to take the LEAP to GE Aerospace?  Are you an experienced mechanical design engineer ready to work on the fastest growing engine in aviation history? The LEAP engine is a culmination of cutting-edge technology, world-class reliability and unparalleled performance, and is the engine of choice to power the Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 MAX, and the COMAC C919 jet airliners.

Why is this technology the engine of choice?  LEAP's 15% reduction in fuel burn (over prior generation of narrowbody applications) is moving the needle on sustainability today and proving out the next generation of sustainable technologies like ceramic composites, advanced turbine cooling, and additive manufacturing.

Bring your talent to the team in Cincinnati, OH, where you will be part of the Production Technologies Engineering Design organization supporting LEAP. Your technical expertise and leadership skills combined with working turbomachinery design and product improvement activities will help us ultimately power our customers, lift people up and bring them home safely. 

On this team, you will own design engineering projects on specific components or systems on the LEAP engine to support business goals. You will lead, execute, and report out project status to Leadership on a regular basis.

Members of this team will also work very closely with our Supply Chain customers, going to shops and sources for relationship building and project implementation.

The successful candidate will act in the capacity of an individual contributor with proven interpersonal skills, execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements.

What are the responsibilities? The LEAP Staff Design Engineer will:

  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements. This work would include mechanical and/or electrical engineering for all products
  • Eliminating waste, inefficiencies and using advance technologies to impact the bottom line of our business
  • Use some judgment and has some ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters to address more complicated manufacturing processes with technical variety and/or interdependent production cycles. Uses technical experience and analytical thinking. Uses multiple internal and limited external sources outside of own teams to arrive at decisions.
  • Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead small projects with low risks and resource requirements. Explains information; developing skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an engineering design position

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated expertise in turbomachinery mechanical design
  • Significant experience in the design, testing, and certification of turbomachinery
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and principles
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of the organization and provide guidance to engineers with less experience
  • Ability to travel
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems with a sense of urgency


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This role is restricted to https://U.S. persons (https://i.e., https://U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 https://U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes